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  • Tomato fertilizer application tables… Tomato fertilizer requirements can be calculated if you know your soil type and have a good idea of the yield potential of your land and…
  • Green pea soil preparation Green pea soil preparation Achieving good yields green pea soil preparation is the first step for any grower. The soil must be well drained as…
  • Hot chilli virus diseases Hot chilli virus diseases Chillies are just as susceptible to the know viruses as tomatoes. The most common known virus is tobacco mosaic virus, tomato…
  • Pigeon pea growth, harvesting… Pigeon pea growth period and harvesting The growth period of the pigeon pea varies considerably. Depending on variety pigeon peas will grow 100-300 days. Location,…
  • Pigeon peas – An… Pigeon peas((Featured image: Steve Hurst, USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) seeds. Wikimedia Commons)) or Cajanus Cajan is an alternative crop to the current…
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Field tomato fertilizer recommendation

Tomato fertilizer application tables according to soil types

Tomato fertilizer requirements can be calculated if you know your soil type and have a good idea of the yield potential of your land and climate. These are basic norms and your specific microclimate and variety can have an influence on the total amount applied. These norms do not take ...
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/ Fertilization, Tomatoes
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Green pea soil preparation

Green pea soil preparation Achieving good yields green pea soil preparation is the first step for any grower. The soil must be well drained as green peas are very sensitive to waterlogged conditions. Make sure that the water table of the underground water is not closer to the surface than ...
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/ Fertilization, Peas, Soil
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Hot chilli virus diseases

Hot chilli virus diseases Chillies are just as susceptible to the know viruses as tomatoes. The most common known virus is tobacco mosaic virus, tomato spotted wilt virus and potato virus group X and group Y.  You cannot control or spray for a virus. There are no chemicals that can ...
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/ Chillies, Virusses
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Pigeon pea growth, harvesting and yields

Pigeon pea growth period and harvesting The growth period of the pigeon pea varies considerably. Depending on variety pigeon peas will grow 100-300 days. Location, thus local micro climate and sowing date have a significant influence on growth season length. In India most late-maturing varieties take about 240-280 days to ...
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/ Cultivation, Pigeon peas

Pigeon peas – An alternative commercial crop

Pigeon peas1)Featured image: Steve Hurst, USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) seeds. Wikimedia Commons or Cajanus Cajan is an alternative crop to the current line of commercial available crops. The big advantage is that it can become a major part of peoples diet, unlike many other commercial crops such ...
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How to plant Pigeon Peas – Cajanus Cajan

Planting pigeon peas is easy as they are strong growers. If they receive enough water and nutrients, the crop will grow. Make sure you use healthy seed and that they are inoculated with Rhizobium strains that are tested. Inoculated seed will provide higher yields2)Featured image from Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ACajanus_cajan.jpg. Planting pigeon ...
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/ Cultivation, Pigeon peas
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Green bean fertilizer application tables according to soil types

Green bean fertilizer requirements can be calculated if you know your soil type and have a good idea of the yield potential of your land and climate. These are basic norms and your specific microclimate and variety can have an influence on the total amount applied. These norms do not ...
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/ Fertilization, Green beans
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Hot chilli insect control

Chilli insect control is very similar to tomatoes, peppers and potatoes as they are all from the same family of plants. You could say they are all cousins to each other. All these plants belong to the genus Capsicum or Solanaceae families. If you have grown tomatoes or green peppers before, ...
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Chillies diseases and their control

Chillies diseases and their control Chillies diseases are the same as those found on tomatoes, peppers and brinjals. The reason is that they are all from the same family of crops. Most small scale farmers do not have the necessary industrial spray equipment to control chilli diseases effectively but that ...
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Treatment of seed with nodule bacteria inoculant

Treatment of seed with nodule bacteria inoculant

Inoculant is used to help various legumes produce their own nitrogen. The pea is a legume and can use the nitrogen released in the root nodules by the nitrogen fixing bacteria. Inoculate pea seed if it is the first time planting on a specific soil. Inoculate the seed if the ...
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1. Featured image: Steve Hurst, USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) seeds. Wikimedia Commons
2. Featured image from Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ACajanus_cajan.jpg

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